CAMP HILL, Pa., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- An elevation from a Level II accreditation level to a Level I accreditationlevel has been granted to one hospital in Pennsylvania starting September 1, 2018.
Reading Hospital – Tower Health, West Reading, PA
Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability to injured patients. Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries. They are not intended to replace the traditional hospital and its emergency department for minor injuries.
Each trauma center regardless of its level is an integral component of the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The EMS system assures appropriate patient care management from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital or trauma center through the rehabilitative phase of care. Currently, there are 40 trauma centers in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A comprehensive list of the Commonwealth's trauma centers is located at www.ptsf.org.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
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